Just a quick break from The Great Kilowatt Challenge to let you all know that I have finally finished and passed my Diploma of Carbon Management! I am over the moon, and it was challenging and enjoyable.
The course had the following units of study:
Apply principles of energy and resource efficiency to greenhouse gas Management
Participants learn to apply the principles of energy and resource efficiency to determine options for the mangement of greenhouse gas emissions. Participants research scientific, social and enviromental issues, and apply findings relevant to energy and resource utilisation.
Develop and implement a program to support behaviour change for a sustainability initiative
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for, and implement, a sustainability practices initiative addressing behaviour change for an individual, organisational and/or community context. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, lead and facilitate behaviour change.
Develop carbon inventory for the workplace
This unit describes the outcomes required to identify and categorise the carbon emissions of an organisation, determine the correct methods for estimating those emissions and produce a carbon inventory for that organisation.
Develop a carbon report for the workplace
This unit applies to the business environment of any organisation, including commercial operations, community organisations such as not-for-profit non-government organisations and government agencies that wish to provide a report on that organisation’s carbon emissions and their response to it.
Create and implement a professional development program to support greenhouse gas management
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, implement and review a professional development program to inform and engage individuals and organisations to support greenhouse gas management.
Create a greenhouse gas management plan
The purpose of this unit is to design and create a greenhouse gas management plan. Participants research current practice in greenhouse gas management and approaches for organisational change.
Implement a greenhouse gas management plan
Upon successful completion of this unit , participants will be able to implement an emissions management plan; document the results; promulgate them to a range of stakeholders, and apply continuous improvement strategies to the plan.
I met so many great people from all walks of life, who had a common interest. They all wanted to make a difference to the society they live in.
Those who follow the blog closely would have noticed week long absences occasionally. Those were study weeks, where I just had to concentrate and knuckle down.
Anyway, I am glad that I stuck with it throughout the year and managed to get to the other side! Time to kick back a little and get back into the garden!
Not bad for a 47 year old bloke. Who says that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?